Yearly Archives: 2004

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

Via Utterly Boring comes this article about Sam Adams’ new Chocolate Bock (I’m not linking to the original article on because the site has that dumb "register before accessing" form on it): Limited-edition specialty product from the 20-year-old Boston Beer Co., arguably the most significant player in the craft-brew movement. A marriage of Samuel Adams beer and Scharffen Berger Chocolate of Berkeley, Calif., this brew has won awards at several international beer festivals. It … Continue reading →

Article on Bend’s microbrew industry

I noticed this article a couple of days ago: "Bottoms up for Bend’s microbrew industry," about the state of the microbrew climate here in Bend, Oregon. When McMenamins’ Old St. Francis School opened recently in Bend, microbrew drinkers rejoiced, but some also wondered how five microbrew pubs can survive in a town of about 60,000 people. Microbrew-industry experts say that no one should fear. Bend’s growing craft-beer scene is expected to continue to thrive. The … Continue reading →

Another homebrewing blog

A new homebrewing blog to check out: SleezySherm Breweries. Looks pretty good, except that the stylesheet isn’t working for me in Firefox, but does in Internet Explorer. I rather like the New York Noble post.

Merry Christmas!

Good Christmas wishes to everyone! I know I haven’t posted much here as the year’s been winding down, but that should change once we’re through the holidays. In the meantime, I’ll be offline tomorrow, and hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Highlights of 2004

This is a fun article: Beer Highlights of 2K4. A lot of it is pretty Boston-centric, but I liked the New Beer Trends section: * American Double Style – A new genre of beer emerged this year, using the typical "bigger is better" American way of thinking, which actually worked for once. * Craft Beer in Cans – Craft brewers jumped on the can bandwagon hoping to provide a familiar packaging to potential "better beer" … Continue reading →